Firstport case studies

We have helped a wide range of new start enterprises across Scotland that have gone on to win awards, create jobs and deliver real social benefits to people and communities. Read our case studies to find out more.

Set up by Ewan Sinclair and Bal Cooke, Soundplay Dome is one of the winning ideas of the Social Innovation Competition 2018.
Gumption Girls is the brainchild of Olivia Robertson, one of the winners of the Social Innovation Competition 2018.
This Govan-based enterprise reduces waste, encourages creativity and supports the local community through offering quality, preloved children’s clothing and toys. Profits are channelled into providing…
Richard Jones is better known as Moray Firth Radio's (MFR) Agricultural correspondent, "Farmer Jones". He has farmed all his life, from his early years in…
Alice recently joined the What if…Girvan programme looking to develop a holistic therapy service in South Ayrshire.
Théo Laffargue's passion for cooking and baking started as a child in his native France. Once he left home at 19 he started baking his…
Lindsay Guidi recently joined the What if…Girvan programme, looking to develop her social enterprise Home Cook School in the Girvan area.
Jennifer, director of community supported organic farm and delivery business Woodside Arran, was voted Firstport’s Young Social Innovator 2017, winning a £5000 prize and business…
Digital Maker was set up by Martin Evans and his business partner Philip Thompson, to deliver workshops and training in digital making and associated technology,…
Celia Hodson and her daughters are the brains behind Hey Girls – a new social enterprise using a ‘Buy One Give One’ model to fight…
Pearl McGibbon has been in business all her life and following retirement, aged 70, she was looking for a new adventure. With help from What…
Charlie's idea has been inspired by his passion for photography. He describes himself as a community activist and has had a long interest in the…
Thriving Survivors, set up by Ashley Scotland, is a unique training and support service that enables people who have experienced a physical or emotional trauma…
Amanda MacTaggart was awarded funding for her social enterprise, Wig Bank Glasgow, as part of the West Dunbartonshire Challenge in 2014.  
Square Peg was founded by Indie Flynn whose own challenging journey through dyslexia and dyspraxia led her to work towards changing the way young people…
One of the 2016 Social Innovation Competition winners, Pianos on Prescription is an innovative scheme helping people experiencing difficulties including: isolation, loneliness, depression, long-term health conditions…
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